Images of the Fisker Ocean have been slowly making their way to social media over the last few months. After all that teasing, Fisker finally revealed its electric crossover in Los Angeles. It has a starting price of $37,499 with deliveries slated for early 2022.
Fisker has had something of a rocky start. Henrik Fisker started out with Fisker Automotive, which went bankrupt when the Karma hybrid sports car proved a failure. That company was sold to a Chinese company and is now Karma Automotive.
Next up was the EMotion, which was set to be an all-electric sports car for a new Fisker company. It was unveiled at CES 2018, but shelved in March 2019 in order to focus on the Ocean. That’s where we are today, but whether this vehicle will come to fruition is up for debate.
The Ocean will be available for purchase or for lease at a price of $379 per month with no long-term contract. It will also be able to use Volkswagen’s Electrify America network of charging stations. Fisker revealed the prototype Ocean on Sunday and will have it on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
It doesn’t look strikingly different from other SUVs other than its solar roof, which will help charge the vehicle’s battery. It adds up to 1,000 miles of driving range every year. The company is targeting a range of 250-300 miles of range with a fully charged battery. Much like it teased images of the Ocean over the course of several months, Fisker is releasing only some of the technical details at a time.
There will be multiple powertrain options, including a performance version of the Ocean. According to Electrek, this version of the Ocean will have a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. There will also be the option for either two-wheel or all-wheel drive. How much anything beyond the base Ocean will cost hasn’t yet been disclosed.
Fisker also shared inspiration for how the vehicle was named. It all came after a walk on the beach where Henrik Fisker saw lots of plastic waste. That inspired him to use as much recycled material as possible in the car and gave the vehicle its name.
He followed through on that recycling goal with carpets made of recycled bottles and fishing nets. The dash accents are made of recycled tee shirts and the rubber around the rear window, which rolls down, is made from recycled tires.
Reservations are now open on the Fisker website and mobile app with a deposit of $250. If you want to get a closer look at the Ocean first, Fisker will be opening a limited number of experience centers in the coming months and scheduling test drives in 2021.